Hi everyone. To make a long story as short as possible, i started eating Paleo in January of 2011. After years and years of battling bulimia and anorexia athletica (exercising obsessively to purge calories) I have finally started to do better. I have been having alot of issues with the compulsion that comes with bulimia, and was put on adderall in November 11. While this has had a great effect on my bulimic behavior, I am having a lot of trouble eating.
Before the adderall I had been doing a kind of programmed paleo diet, where I would eat set portions of protein, fats, etc at set times thruout the day to ensure correct nutrition (still a part of the eating disorder..) I havent really been making too much progress, and my CrossFit coach said to start intuitive eating. The first week or two was really hard for me, I had a really hard time identifying when I was hungry and mostly what I was hungry for. After that I started to really feel in tune with my body, and so FREE from the programmed calculated eating. As soon as I started taking adderall i lost my appetite all together. The intuitive eating is basiclly impossible because with the medication i dont know if I'm hungry or what Im hungry for.. let alone how much of it my body needs. Because of this I have started to regain old behaviors like waking up in the middle of the night and raiding the fridge, and feeling crappy.
Has anyone had experience with intuitive eating and adderall? I am finally making some ground with my ED and I am afraid to give up the adderall until I am doing a little bit better for an extended period.. I just dont know what my body wants to eat or how ot listen to it and Im afraid Im doing more damage than good.